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creamy cajun chicken pasta ~ cajun seasoned chicken, penne pasta, bell peppers and mushrooms in a cajun alfredo sauce garnished with basil leaves
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Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta ~ bites of spicy Cajun chicken, sliced mushrooms, bell pepper and onion blended with penne pasta in a creamy spicy Cajun alfredo sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Cajun
Keyword: easy cajun chicken pasta
Servings: 4
Calories:

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoon Cajun seasoning + 1 teaspoon divided
  • 2 chicken breasts cut in bite size pieces about ¾ pound
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 cup bell pepper chopped
  • 1 ½ cups fresh mushrooms sliced
  • 1 ½ cups chicken stock
  • 1 ½ cups milk any %
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¾ cup parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional garnishes: tomato and extra grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Combine the olive oil and 1 ½ tablespoons of Cajun seasoning in a bowl then add the bite size pieces of chicken and gently toss to completely coat them.
  • In a large skillet or pot over medium to medium high heat add the chicken cooking about 2 minutes per side until they’re browned and cooked through then remove them from the skillet.
  • Over medium heat add about a drizzle (about 1 tablespoon) of olive oil to the pot then drop in the onions, bell pepper and mushrooms to the skillet, season with salt and pepper and cook one minute.
  • Pour in the stock and milk, bring to a boil over medium high heat then add the uncooked pasta and reduce the heat to medium/medium low and simmer 8-10 minutes stirring frequently or until the pasta is almost tender. There will be a small amount of liquid left in the skillet.
  • Add the lemon juice and zest then fold in the heavy cream, parmesan cheese, remaining Cajun seasoning, chicken and parsley and cook over a low boil 2 minutes until the sauce thickens. Taste and adjust salt and pepper; serve right away.
  • Optional garnish: diced tomatoes and/or extra parmesan cheese